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1st Edition

The Slavery Reader

ISBN 9780415213042
Published July 29, 2003 by Routledge
816 Pages

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Book Description

The Slavery Reader brings together the most recent and essential writings on slavery. The focus is on Atlantic slavery – the enforced movement of millions of Africans from their homelands into the Americas, and the complex historical story of slavery in the Americas. Spanning almost five centuries – the late fifteenth until the mid-nineteenth – the articles trace the range and impact of slavery on the modern Western world.

Key themes include:

  • the origins and development of American slavery
  • work
  • family, gender and community
  • slave culture
  • slave economy
  • resistance
  • race and social structure
  • Africans in the Atlantic world.

Together with the editors' clear and authoritative commentary and a substantial introduction, this volume will become central to the study of slavery.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Atlantic Slave Trade  Part 2: Origins and Development of Slavery in the Americas  Part 3: Slaves at Work  Part 4: Family, Gender and Community  Part 5: Slave Culture  Part 6: Slave Economy and Material Culture  Part 7: Slave Resistance  Part 8: Race and Social Structure  Part 9: Africans in the Atlantic World

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